Tuesday, January 18, 2011


I've admitted from the beginning that the whole "hair" issue has been a big area of fear for me.
"I am SO unqualified."
"What if I really mess it up?"
"I have no idea what to do!"

So for the last four and a half weeks I have avoided doing anything but washing, conditioning, combing and putting a headband in Brielle's hair.  It looked pretty cute, but I knew I couldn't stick with that plan forever. 

So last night I mustered up the courage to "do" Brielle's hair.  I am so thankful that she is such a sweet and patient child.  It was like she knew I was clueless and she just had pity on me.  She sat amazingly still for a LONG time (much longer than that hairsyle should have required!), and here are the results!


Even though it's not perfect, it will do for now.  Of course, I used every bit of knowledge, creativity and skill that I have so I'm not really expecting to do much better than this.  I posted the photos on Facebook last night and someone jokingly asked if I could write out the steps... so I did. 

Here they are:
Condition again.
Wipe conditioner off your hands.
Drink some tea.
Comb. Comb. Comb.
Drink some more tea.
Try to make a straight part.
Try again.
Try again.
Take a tiny ponytail holder and open with your teeth.
Try it again because that one broke.
Finally get that tiny thing open and work like crazy to get it around the teeny tiny pony tail.
Say, "Just a few more minutes, okay?"
Go back to the "Comb. Comb. Comb." step and repeat all following steps about 15 times.
Voila! You're done! EASY as that!

I plan to research some other options and probably go find some "professional" help, but this will have to do for the next several days. 


From a full heart... said...

You did a GREAT job!!!!

Anonymous said...

I have a hard time securing ONE ponytail on my moving-target-of-a-two-year-old's head, so I am in AWE at how neat and symmetrical a job you did! Seriously!
And hey, it helps that she's naturally just completely stinkin' adorable, doesn't it? :)

settlemoir5 said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing your "hairy experience" :)
- Janice

LIfe A Bit Sweeter (Michelle) said...

Good job!

Rita said...

Aw she's a beautiful girl! I'll be adopting from Jamaica and staying there for a few months. I plan to be taught everything I need to know for styling hair. Itll be so fun!! Ive looked at a few youtube videos. Theyre really helpful.